Quotations by Author

Terry Pratchett
Showing quotations 11 to 30 of 39 total Next Page ->
Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Discworld
For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Eric
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
It could not be happening because this sort of thing did not happen. Any contradictory evidence could be safely ignored.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease, and burnt crunchy bits.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
[The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
If you put butter and salt on it, it tastes like salty butter.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures (regarding popcorn)
Revolutions always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: "Why is it so dark in here?"
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
Bishops move diagonally. That's why they often turn up where the kings don't expect them to be.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
No. Men should die for lies. But the truth is too precious to die for.
[info][add][mail][note]
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
Showing quotations 11 to 30 of 39 total.
  [Next Page]
Showing quotations 11 to 30 of 39 total Next Page ->
Previous Author: Sir John Powell Next Author: Hugh Prather
Return to Author List
Browse our complete list of 3436 authors by last name:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z